Increasing plant protein digestion in an in vitro model
Posted 19th July 2019 by Jane Williams
Population increases and patterns of consumption will put pressure on animal protein supply and price over the coming decades. Plant proteins are a viable alternative, but have a lower digestibility then animal proteins.
FMT-based discovery: from platform to product
Posted 5th July 2019 by Jane Williams
Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) is probably the microbiome based therapy that has received the most media attention. It seems journalists love to talk about poo.
This has given momentum to research in the field. As the amount of trial data and fear of antibiotic resistance grows, FMT is now a much more common treatment for conditions like clostridioides difficile infection (CDI).
The Updated List of Microbiome Companies and Investors
Posted 27th June 2018 by Jane Williams
The microbiome market has gone from strength-to-strength and is expected to grow from $289.411 million to $635.829 million by 2022. The major factors responsible for market growth include:
- Increased risk of gut, autoimmune, inflammatory bowel, and skin health diseases
- Lifestyle changes (eg. diet)
- Ageing population